Big Foot

1st October – 10th November 2017

By Joseph Barnes-Phillips
Directed by Dominic Garfield

Presented by HighRise Theatre with Black Theatre Live & Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum’s terminal illness, all Rayleigh wants to do is watch anime in his pants and eat indomie.

Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Rayleigh tries to find his feet, torn between the new girl in his life and being there for his mum, while trying not to make the same mistakes as his dad.

With Guyanese folk stories, grime, roti and raucous energy, Big Foot is an honestly funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it.

Click to listen again to Joe on  BBC RADIO 4 LOOSE END

WRITEN AND PERFORMED BY: Joesph Barnes Phillips
DIRECTOR & DRAMATURG: Dominic Garfield
DRAMATURG: Josh Azouz
SET & COSTUME: Nik Corral
SOUND DESIGN: Max Pappenheim
LIGHTING DESIGN: Andy Grange
STAGE MANAGER: Rob McNally
PRODUCED BY: Jonathan Kennedy & Black Theatre Live

“WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING, JOSEPH BARNES-PHILLIPS DELIVERS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE THROUGH HIS COLOSSAL PERFORMANCE.”
★★★★

The Wee Review

“DOMINIC GARFIELD DIRECTS A COLOURFUL, HEART FELT AND HONEST PIECE. HIGHRISE THEATRE INVENTIVELY ASK QUESTIONS, AND START UP A CONVERSATION ON MASCULINITY”
★★★★

Theatre Full Stop

“PHILLIP’S LARGER THAN LIFE PERSONALITY STAMPED ACROSS THE STAGE,  THERE IS A GENTLE YET PERSUASIVE MESSAGE ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF BECOMING A MAN.”

The Stage

“BARNES-PHILLIPS TRANSFORMS THE ENERGY IN THE ROOM THE WAY A GOOD DJ DROPS AN UNEXPECTEDLY HARD BEAT ON AN UNSUSPECTING AUDIENCE.”

The Tung

 

Touring ctober – November 2017

Further dates to be announced. For booking and touring information, please contact jonathan@tara-arts.com

World Premiere

Wed 4 – Sat 7 October, 7pm & Thurs 2pm + post show Q&A date TBC
STRATFORD CIRCUS ARTS CENTRE
Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX
Box Office: 020 8279 1080

Thurs 12 October, 7.30pm
THEATRE ROYAL MARGATE
Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW
Box Office: 01843 292 795

Fri 13 October, 7.30pm
BREWHOUSE THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE
Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL
Box Office: 01823 704 042

Sat 14 October, 7.30pm
ARTSDEPOT
5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
Box Office:  020 8369 5454

Wed 18 October, 7.30pm
QUEEN’S HALL ARTS CENTRE
Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS
Box Office: 01434 652 477

Fri 20 & Sat 21 October, 7.45pm
KEY THEATRE
Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF
Box Office: 01733 207 239

Wed 25 October, 7.30pm
THEATRE ROYAL BURY ST EDMUNDS
Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 1P33 1QR
Box Office: 01284 769505

Thurs 26 October, 8pm
LIGHTHOUSE
21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
Box Office: 01202 280 000

Sat 28  October, 8pm
DERBY THEATRE
15 Theatre Walk, St Peter’s Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF
Box Office: 01332 59 39 39

Tues 31 October
CONTACT
Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Box Office: 0161 274 0600

Wed 1 to Sat 4 November, 7.30pm, Thurs matinee 2.30pm
TARA THEATRE
356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4ES
Box Office: 020 8333 4457

Wed 8 November, 7.45pm
LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE
Queens Square, Queens Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP
Box Office: 01483 430 528

Thurs 9 November, 7.30pm
LAKESIDE THEATRE
University Of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Square 5, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Box Office: 01206 873 261

Fri 10 November, 7.30pm
UPSTAIRS AT THE WESTERN
70 Western Road, Leicester, LE3 OGA